Thread: formula of natural minor scale?????

1. formula of natural minor scale?????

ok, what is the formula for a minor scale???
like for a major scale is-
whole step-whole step-half step-whole step-whole step-whole step-1/2 step
i was told that the formula for a minor scale is...
whole step-1/2 step-whole step-whole step-whole step-whole step-1/2 step.
but over here.....
http://www.cyberfret.com/theory/minor-scales/natural/
the formula of minor scale is given as-
whole step-1/2 step-whole step-whole step-1/2 step-whole step-whole step.

which one is the right formula of the natural minor scale????
thanx.....

2. ^^^ i dunno wt ur talkin abot,but could somebody give me the minor scales please???

3. root+ 2+ 1+ 2+ 2+ 1+ 2+ 2+ root for natural minor
root+ 2+ 1+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 1+ root for melodic minor

eg:-
E F# G A B C D E - natural minor
E F# G A B C# D# E - melodic minor

4. hey thanx dj......sorry, cant rep u......
dude, can ya do me another favour....
tell me some chords formed from natural and melodic minor....plz man!!!!

5. guitar chords or keyboard chords?

6. Originally Posted by DJCrunkMix
guitar chords or keyboard chords?
guitar chords...i dont play the keyboard.....thanx..

7. I think you can play minor, major7th and minor6th chords ...

for eg:- E melodic scale =
Em, Emaj7, and Em6
Click on the chord to find the chord diagram. There might be various other chords composed from Emelodic scale but I am not very good @ theory :(... anyways, check out manu's chord theory lessons @ : http://mywebpage.netscape.com/manuev...sic/music.html

~ DJ

8. well.....what i wanted was the formula of the chords.....like how they are formed from the minor scale......but thanx anyways!
could somone tell me how chords are formed from the minor scales(natural and melodic)?
and what is this funda of melodic minor scale......there is no melodic major scale..could someone elaborate on this...plz!..

9. formula of chords for major is

1,3,5 note of the respective major scale ..

formula for minor is ..

1 ,b3 ,5 of respective minor scale ..

thats the formula for minor and major chords ..

10. Originally Posted by uj_6string
and what is this funda of melodic minor scale......there is no melodic major scale..could someone elaborate on this...plz!..
lets refer to the major scale notes as 1,2.3..etc

Code:
```major scale

1	2	3	4	5	6	7	1

natural minor scale

1	2  b3		4	5   b6      b7 <---->	1```
this interval (marked in red) was considered to be unacceptable (bcos it made the dominant chords sound different for major and minor) - so the interval was reduced - it was called the harmonic minor (bcos it harmonized the major & minor scales)
Code:
```harmonic minor scale

1	2  b3		4	5   b6 <-----> 	7 	1```
but the harmonic minor created a new problem - now this interval (marked in blue) was too large - doesnt sound melodious - so to solve that the melodic minor was created
Code:
```melodic minor scale

1	2  b3		4	5   	6 	7 	1```
- play it n u wil see that really IS melodic

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@zing: that was a good piece of info...nice.

12. @satch...thanx....i knew about major....just wanted for minor....
@zing-thanx a lot....i understood it......but i dont know what dominant chords are.it would be really nice if u could explain that with an example....what i made out of it is that if a dominant chord is made from a major or a harmonic minor, it will consist of the same notes, am i right?...i understood the rest of it...thanx a lot!!!

13. ther is a chord corresponding to every note of a scale - for the first note of the scale the chord is called the root or tonic chord - for the fifth note the chord is called dominant chord - these two r the most important chords in any scale - they define the sound of the scale & they shd remain constant whether its major/minor otherwise the whole sound of the scale will change

[for some more abt this try out the "perfect fifth interval" mentioned in this post
dont just play notes.........

these chords r formed by using "triads" - u take each note [of any scale] and count that as 1st - then take the 3rd and 5th notes starting from that point - these three notes will give u the corresponding chord

so for the dominant chord for C major

Code:
```				1st		3rd		5th		7th
C	D 	E 	F	G	A	B	C	D	E	F	G ...```

u will have to start with the 5th note - G
now count the 3rd & 5th notes from there - that will be B and D
so your dominant chord for C major has notes G B D - so its G major basically
however the dominant chord is usually played as a seventh - so we also take the 7th note - F - this gives the final dominant chord as G B D F - which is G7

C natural minor
Code:
```				1st		3rd		5th		7th
C	D 	Eb 	F	G	Ab	Bb	C	D	Eb	F	G...```
this gives the final dominant chord as G Bb D F - which is G minor 7

scales + chord progressions in a nutshell
fancy chords demystified

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